Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Mayetiola schoberi

Mayetiola schoberi Barnes, 1958

on Poa


The basal part of the stem is more or less swollen. Between the leaf sheath and the stem live here 3-5 white larvae together, each in an oval shallow depression of the stem. Pupation within the gal, in a brown puparium.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Poa pratensis.


The larva does not have a spatula (Barnes).


may cause losses of up to 60% in grass seed culture (Nijveldt, 1980a).


Barnes (1958a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ertel (1975a), Gagné & Jaschhof (2014a), Horeman (1990a), Nijveldt (1980a), Roskam (2009a), Roskam & Carbonnelle (2015a), Skuhravá & Skuhravý (2021a: 192), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Jørgensen (2006a), Skuhravá, Skuhravý & Meyer (2014a), Thygesen (1962a).

Last modified 16.xii.2021